Madre de Dios
Madre de Dios (mädˈrā ħā dyōs) [key], river, c.700 mi (1,130 km) long, rising in the Andes of SE Peru and flowing NE through NW Bolivia to the Beni River. It is a major artery of NW Bolivia, but frequent rapids make its lower course only partly navigable. It drains a rubber-producing region.
More on Madre de Dios from Fact Monster:
See more Encyclopedia articles on: Latin American and Caribbean Physical Geography